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10 Common Beauty Blunders of Women 50+

Update your same-old routine with new products and techniques

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Do you think matte makeup hides your wrinkles? Are you still blow-drying your hair the way you did at 35? Do you line your eyes like a pro but wonder why they itch? Unlike most celebs who have a glam squad of advisers on speed dial, most women make beauty choices based on a combination of online browsing, personal experience and an optimistic attitude. Sometimes, though, even that doesn't work. No worries! You’re just making the same mistakes everyone does. Here are 10 of the most common blunders and how to get back on track. If you are:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.